Dr Ioannis A Georgiou

Dr Ioannis A Georgiou
Dean of Health Sciences and Professor of Medical Genetics and Clinical Embryology, Medical School, University of Ioannina, Greece


Dean of Health Sciences, Head of the Laboratory Units of Medical Genetics and Assisted Reproduction, at the University Hospital and the Medical School of Ioannina. Graduate from the Faculty of Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, trained in the Genetics of Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies, at the National Centre for Thalassemias and Hemoglobinopathies, in Athens. Doctorate degree from the Medical School, University of Ioannina (1989) and Postdoctorate Research fellow (1989-1990), at the Institute for Molecular Biology, University of Crete with scholarship. Also had intense courses on Laboratory practice and Special training by FEBS in DNA Diagnostic Methods of Human Genetic Disorders (1991) and the European School of Medical Genetics (1992). Conducted research at the Dept. of Reproductive Genetics, Free University of Brussels, in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. Published in peer review journals a total of 209 papers, in 43 of which as the group leader, in 37 as the associate group leader, and in 11 as the first author, with more than 3500 citations and 33 h-factor (Scopus 2018). Also authored chapters, in 9 textbooks in Greek or English. Past member of the Hellenic Authority for Medically Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, member of the Medical Genetics Advisory Committee of the Central Health Board of the Hellenic Ministry of Health and past member of the Advisory Board of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Received 21 national and international competitive grants for research from national and European sources and has collaborated with 4 international research centres. Also received 16 awards with his research group and collaborators, for the best research report at national and international meetings. Finally he was member of 7 congress organizing committees and was invited speaker in 58 European research centres and international or national meetings.

Research Interest

Genetics of Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies